234 Titles and Subjects soul, and he could eat no food, till one day the loveliest girl in. the place said to him : " Gaetano, my grandmother is ill and cannot get her fire- wood ; come with me to the bosco this evening and help me to bring her a load or two, will you ? " And he said he would go. So when the sun was well down and the cool night air was sauntering under the chestnuts, the pair sat together cheek to cheek and with their arms round each other's waists. " 0 Gaetano/' she exclaimed, " I do love you so very dearly. When you look at me your eyes are like—they are like the eyes "—here she faltered a little—" the eyes of a cow." Thenceforward he cared not. . . . And so on. A Divorce Novelette The hero and heroine are engaged against their wishes. They like one another very well but each is in love with some one else; nevertheless, under an uncle's will, they forfeit large property unless they marry one another, so they get married, making no secret to one another that they 'dislike it very much. On the evening of their wedding day they broach the subject that has long been nearest to their hearts—the possibility of being divorced. They discuss it tearfully, but the obstacles seem insuperable. Nevertheless they agree that faint heart never yet got rid of fair lady, " None but the brave/' exclaims the husband, " deserve to lose the fair/' and they plight their most solemn vows that they will henceforth live but for the object of getting divorced from one another. But the course of true divorce never did ran smooth, and the plot turns upon the difficulties that meet them and how they try to overcome them. At one time they seem almost certain of success, but the cup is dashed from their lips and is farther off than ever. At last an opportunity occurs in an unlooked-for manner. They are divorced and live happily apart ever afterwards.